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Optalysys Speeds Deep Learning with Optical Processing

“Optalysys has for the first time ever, applied optical processing to the highly complex and computationally demanding area of CNNs with initial accuracy rates of over 70%. Through our uniquely scalable and highly efficient optical approach, we are developing models that will offer whole new levels of capability, not only cloud-based but also opening up the extraordinary potential of CNNs to mobile systems.”

Panel Discussion: Delivering Exascale Computing for the Oil and Gas Industry

In this video from the 2018 Rice Oil & Gas Conference, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research leads a panel discussion on Exascale computing. “High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain.”

Nimbus Data launches 100 Terabyte SSD

Today Nimbus Data announced the ExaDrive DC100, the largest capacity (100 terabytes) solid state drive (SSD) ever produced. Featuring more than 3x the capacity of the closest competitor, the ExaDrive DC100 also draws 85% less power. “The ExaDrive DC100 meets these challenges for both data center and edge applications, offering unmatched capacity in an ultra-low power design.”

What a 200G HDR InfiniBand Solution Means for Today’s Advanced Data Centers

The world of today’s HPC computing is driven by the ever-increasing generation and consumption of digital information. And the ability to analyze this rapidly growing pool of data, and extrapolate meaningful insights, gives modern businesses a competitive edge. Download the full report, “Introducing 200G HDR InfiniBand Solutions,” to learn about how Mellanox Technologies end-to-end 200G HDR InfiniBand solution is helping enable the next generation of data centers.

Advances in the Legion Programming Model

Wonchan Lee, Todd Warszawski, and Karthik Murthy gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Legion is an exascale-ready parallel programming model that simplifies the mapping of a complex, large-scale simulation code on a modern heterogeneous supercomputer. Legion relieves scientists and engineers of several burdens: they no longer need to determine which tasks depend on other tasks, specify where calculations will occur, or manage the transmission of data to and from the processors. In this talk, we will focus on three aspects of the Legion programming system, namely, dynamic tracing, projection functions, and vectorization.”

Podcast: Power and Peformance Optimization at Exascale

In this Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, Tapasya Patki of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dicusses ECP’s Power Steering Project. “Efficiently utilizing procured power and optimizing the performance of scientific applications at exascale under power and energy constraints are challenging for several reasons. These include the dynamic behavior of applications, processor manufacturing variability, and increasing heterogeneity of node-level components.”

Agenda Posted for GlobusWorld 2018 in Chicago

The good folks at GlobusWorld 2018 have posted their speaker agenda. The meeting takes place April 25-26 in Chicago. “Our theme for 2018 is Connecting your Research Universe. When it’s easy for researchers to move and share data across any location (e.g. campus clusters, XSEDE systems, lab servers, scientific instruments, archival storage, commercial clouds), they can collaborate more successfully and get to results faster. Globus now makes this possible, with connectivity to virtually any storage location via a single, easy to use interface. It has never been simpler to connect the universe of research data to the researchers who need it.”

Singularity: The Inner Workings of Securely Running User Containers on HPC Systems

Michael Bauer from Sylabs gave this talk at FOSDEM’17. “This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how Singularity is able to securely run user containers on HPC systems. After a brief introduction to Singularity and its relationship to other container solutions, the details of Singularity’s runtime will be explored. The way that Singularity leverages Linux features such as namespaces, bind mounts, and SUID binaries will be discussed in further detail as well.”

Asetek Announces Ongoing Collaboration with Intel on Liquid Cooling for Servers and Datacenters

In anticipation of forthcoming product announcements, Asetek today announced an ongoing collaboration with Intel to provide hot water liquid cooling for servers and datacenters. This collaboration, which includes Asetek’s ServerLSL and RackCDU D2C technologies, is focused on the liquid cooling of density-optimized Intel Compute Modules supporting high-performance Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Bill Magro from Intel to Keynote OpenFabrics Workshop

Bill Magro of Intel Corporation will kick off the OpenFabrics Workshop with a keynote speech, “Software Foundation for High-Performance Fabrics in the Cloud.” The event takes place April 9-13 in Boulder, Colorado. “This talk will highlight the broadening role of OpenFabrics, in general, and the Open Fabrics Interface, in particular, to rise to the challenge of meeting the emerging requirements and become the software foundation for high-performance cloud fabrics.”